2013 Lexus GS 350: Favorite Tech Features
October 4, 2012
My name is Caroline and I'm a gadget-o-holic. (If I could have things my way, I'd have BOTH the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII.) So naturally I geeked out a bit when I got behind the wheel of our 2013 Lexus GS 350. It's just packed with a lot of neato tech, and I'm not just talking the usual suspects of satellite radio and Bluetooth. Hit the jump for my favorites.
That auto-brake. OK, it's not the world's biggest deal having to turn on and off the parking brake. But, still, this is a cool feature to have so you don't even have to think about it. It does it for you. Just make sure to press that "Auto" button. And, yeah, if you'd rather do the brake yourself, just deactivate it.
The joystick and wristpad. For those who work with computers, the feel of this is so natural. Just aim where you want the cursor to go and click. However, if I'm going nitpick I will say that it takes some getting used to pushing straight down on the joystick/button. When I don't make a conscientious effort to do that and instead press at an angle then the cursor inadvertently moves and clicks on something else.
Head-up display. Sure, lots of cars have this but I still get a kick out of it whenever I get behind the wheel and see it.
Seat coolers. I already mentioned how much I like these but it bears repeating. I really do.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor